PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 - OUTPATIENT (FULL-TIME, ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Pharmacy
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Posted on May 15, 2020
Req #: 174725
Department: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 05/22/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,435.00 to $5,065.00 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.

The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Harborview Medical Center Pharmacy is looking for an outstanding FULL-TIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 1 (ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS) to join our Outpatient Pharmacy team! The Pharmacy Technician 1 will assist the Pharmacist in professional activities and perform assigned tasks in the outpatient pharmacies. All activities of Pharmacy Technicians are performed under the direct supervision of a registered Pharmacist. Positions in this class are characterized by the performance of certain routine and repetitive functions, and may engage in preparation and packaging of medication and other pharmacy-related functions. The Pharmacy Technician 1 interacts with patients and the public on a daily basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist patients with intake of new and refill prescriptions.
• Order entry of medication orders, which would include controlled substances, into the ambulatory pharmacy computer system, for pharmacist verification.
• Fill patient prescriptions.
• Utilize Etreby for filling, labeling, and batching.
• Utilize ScriptPro system for filling as appropriate.
• Online adjudication to patients’ insurance or other third-party payer.
• Perform financial functions supporting the prescription-filling process.
• Review patient financial information using online resources.
• Third-party billing.
• Collect payments and co-payments.
• Assist patient with alternate sources of payment (i.e., referral to Patient Financial Counselor, if appropriate).
• Dispense prescriptions to patients, appropriately referring those who require counseling to a pharmacist for dispensing.
• Manage inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies.
• Utilize C2 Safe for narcotic inventory at pharmacies where available.
• Restock vials and supplies.
• Fill ScriptPro SP 200.
• Complete monthly outdate checking.
• Assist in preparation of compound pharmaceuticals under the supervision of a pharmacist.
• Direct clinical inquiries requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgment to a pharmacist.
• Answer inquiries not requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgment.
• Prepare and file prescription records, including archival as required.
• Staff satellite clinic pharmacies if requested by lead technician or technician supervisor.
• Assist in the training and orientation of pharmacy technicians, interns, and pharmacists.
• Know and follow all Pharmacy Department and Harborview policies and procedures, as well as all applicable state and federal laws.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

DESIRED:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent analytical skills.
• Experience with pharmacy computer systems and order entry.
• Experience working in an outpatient pharmacy setting.
• Ability to work independently in a creative and assertive manner.
• Ability to type 40 wpm and use other standard equipment accurately and efficiently. REQUIREMENTS: Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: 
UW Medicine is committed to being a drug-free workplace. We require a pre-employment drug screen. The use of marijuana for medical purposes accompanied by a prescription, even if permitted by state law, will not be considered acceptable for purposes of explaining a positive lab test result for marijuana.
 

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.